Medium Density Overlay (MDO)
389C Paint Grade

Description: Paneltech’s Conform MDO is a specialty overlay saturated with phenolic resin. It masks the grain pattern of the veneer and is designed to be used as a concrete form overlay or cushion for a High Density Overlay system. Its higher resin content provides better alkalinity and abrasion resistance required for concrete forming applications. It gives a smooth matte finish to concrete and is treated to release easily from forms when coated with the appropriate form oil.

As with other Paneltech MDO products, 389C has a proprietary glue line formulation that gives it strong adhesive properties when bonding to all commonly used wood substrates. 389C is APA certified and has undergone extensive testing. MDO 389C exceeds the requirements of the PS 1-07 Voluntary Product Standard.


  • Hard , abrasion resistant surface
  • Masks panel defects
  • Increases alkalinity resistance of concrete form
  • 35% Resin content, 132 lb (200 gsm dry weight) base paper
  • Quality controlled continuously by online weight and volatile sensors, calibrated hourly
  • Each sheet visually inspected